In early December 2019 a novel species of Coronavirus was found to cause illness in a province of China. Since then the disease has spread all over the world causing hundreds of thousands of cases of illness and many deaths. The World Health Organization determined it is now a pandemic. Minimizing the spread of the virus is the primary priority for everyone.

Medical facilities are in short supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, gowns, and other supplies. Global efforts to bridge the need for supplies with materials that are suitable is a priority to protect medical personnel, prevent infected individuals from spread the virus further, and for curtailing the massive death and illness.

See current updated cases of illness and death https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The PPE project

Visit the map here https://maps.advancingsanitation.org/corona/

This project will map every hospital in the United States and the world that is treating COVID-19 patients and has a need for equipment and supplies. Donors and suppliers of all kinds are invited to visit the site for frequent updates, and to make contributions of supplies, funds to support disease prevention, and to support the overall needs of the facilities.

Suppliers invited – Cleaning agents, sanitizers, PPE including N95 masks, KN95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, head coverings, shoe coverings, gloves.

DIY masks, face shields and gowns are requests.

Resources for the Food Industry:

USDA https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus

FDA https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/food-safety-and-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19